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websites still blocked after uninstall.
March 28, 2010 01:40AM
Hello, I recently installed peerblock after i was getting a lot of wasted data/hashfails on my torrent.
someone recommended i get peerblock, and after i installed it things were fine for a while, though it didn't help my torrents, my Anti-virus (Comodo internet security) wouldn't update anymore and their main site wouldn't load on any of my browsers (Firefox, opera, IE) rather than go through the hassle of white-listing. I decided to just live with longer than usual downloads and i uninstalled peerblock, but Comodo still isn't loading/updating, i though the problem might be on my end, so i tried with all my browsers, and checked to see if the site itself was down, i also tried visiting Microsoft which all resulted in a "error can't find".
I Googled around but couldn't find someone with my exact problem so as a second to last resort I've decided to ask the all-knowing forum!

Any ideas?


Thanks in advance - Will
Re: websites still blocked after uninstall.
March 28, 2010 05:30AM
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Have you tried running a virus/malware scan?
Re: websites still blocked after uninstall.
March 28, 2010 10:14AM
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Sounds like your host file is infected and its set to block certain sites. Like Night Stalker said try a malware scan.....I recommend MalwareBytes & Microsoft Security Essentials.




This business is binary. You're either a one or a zero.
Re: websites still blocked after uninstall.
March 28, 2010 01:31PM
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open your host file and empty it...
Anonymous User
Re: websites still blocked after uninstall.
March 28, 2010 02:50PM
DarC Wrote:
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> open your host file and empty it...

where is that located at? a google search only brought up microsoft help pages, which i cannot view.
Re: websites still blocked after uninstall.
March 28, 2010 05:16PM
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C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\ETC

Open file "HOSTS" in Notepad. Before making changes, do a "Save As" and save a backup of this file as "HOSTS.BAK". Then reopen the HOSTS file.

Now, delete all entries in this file except for the following and any other entries you are sure have legitimate uses:

127.0.0.1 localhost

Resave the file.




This business is binary. You're either a one or a zero.
Anonymous User
Re: websites still blocked after uninstall.
March 28, 2010 09:10PM
I'd like to thank you guys for all your help!


And zerocoolxp i did what you said, but the results are the same, I also ran a hijackthis scan and didn't notice anything unusual, except that trendmicro (http://us.trendmicro.com/) no longer loads either including avg (free.avg.com). i also ran a malware/virus scan with Malwarebytes and avira but they didn't find anything significant..

I'm really stumped on this now and have no idea what to do : (
Re: websites still blocked after uninstall.
March 28, 2010 09:41PM
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Is PeerBlock set to Block HTTP?




This business is binary. You're either a one or a zero.
Anonymous User
Re: websites still blocked after uninstall.
March 29, 2010 12:16AM
zerocoolxp Wrote:
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> Is PeerBlock set to Block HTTP?

No, but I've since uninstalled the program, should i reinstall and set it to block http?
Re: websites still blocked after uninstall.
March 29, 2010 09:47AM
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Its more or less your winsock.
[majorgeeks.com]

Download and run this. Your computer should reboot afterwards.

This should clean it up...



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/29/2010 09:48AM by DarC.
Anonymous User
Re: websites still blocked after uninstall.
March 29, 2010 03:03PM
WOOHOO!
It worked! I'd love to thank everyone who helped me! on problems not even related to peerblock, you're all so very kind, thank you very much!
Anonymous User
Re: websites still blocked after uninstall.
November 19, 2010 10:44AM
I have Windows 7, is there a WinSock 7 fix?

I deleted the line at the end of the host file that said:
# ::1 localhost

It was just below the 127.0.0.1 localhost line.

It seems fixed now but mine works on and off. When it is blocking I can tell because all blocked websites won't work like Home Depot and Microsoft. I have uninstalled peerblock, reinstalled it and uninstalled it, with no luck. I hope the host file trick has done the job!
Re: websites still blocked after uninstall.
November 19, 2010 12:13PM
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Fix Winsock Manually on Windows 7

1. Open up the command line utility and enter:

netsh winsock reset catalog (resets winsock entries)
netsh int ip reset reset.log hit (resets TCP/IP stack)

2. Reboot your PC
Anonymous User
Re: websites still blocked after uninstall.
November 29, 2010 10:18PM
Thanks for your help RobrPatty, I emptied the host file as described and followed your winsock instructions, but no luck.

You must run command prompt as an administrator by right clicking on the link and hitting run as administrator to run the commands for anyone following this thread.

What else can I do that may fix my problem?
Anonymous User
Re: websites still blocked after uninstall.
November 29, 2010 10:26PM
I just ran the XP WinSock fix on my Windows 7 x64 and it certainly did something, my internet is working fully right now.

The problem does come and go, however. I will be back if my problem persists.
Anonymous User
Re: websites still blocked after uninstall.
December 02, 2010 03:20PM
Yep, my problem isn't fixed. I don't think the WinSock XP fix did everything it was supposed to though on my Windows 7 x64 pc. Can't do my fafsa because of it.
Anonymous User
Re: websites still blocked after uninstall.
December 06, 2010 02:40PM
Well I uninstalled AVG and suddenly windows defender needed updated. I updated defender and reinstalled the newest version of AVG and it solved my problem. I still think it was linked to peerblock, however. Thanks for everybody's help.
Anonymous User
Re: websites still blocked after uninstall.
December 07, 2010 05:37AM
Very Good ^^"
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